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#61 David@MinidreamsInc.

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 02:08 PM

John love them lights ! Nice job !

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 03:43 PM

Nice

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 04:11 PM

That truck looks great. I learned some skills watching this thread. Keep it coming.

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 11:51 PM

Had to make tail lights for this beast. Had some caddy tail lights but they would not fit. So I pulled out my trusted old dremel, chucked a piece of clear red sprue into it. Used a sanding stick to get basic shape, then used various grits of sand paper and then used some good old polish to shine them up. What do you think. Thanks for looking.

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wow that's some cool trick to do those lights !

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 08:57 AM

That truck looks great. I learned some skills watching this thread. Keep it coming.


Glad I could help.

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 09:09 AM

John love them lights ! Nice job !


Thanks David. I did pick up some big and little wide whites at the heartland show yesterday. I will post some pics later. Thanks for the heads up on where to get them.

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 05:11 PM

As promised here are a couple of pictures of the tires I picked up at the Heartland this weekend.Big and little wide whites.They are Modelhaus tires.I also played with the ride height on the front wheels. What do you think up or down on the front?

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 05:53 PM

Personally, I like the front up on this one. It seems to fit the spirit of the classic custom better. Front down to me looks like it's trying to be something more brawny and less classy.

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 09:19 PM

Nice work turning the picture into reality. I've got an OLD (20 plus years)Brad Leisure drawing that I started doing the same a long time ago. I need to get it finished some day. I agree on the higher ride height for the front end.

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 10:50 AM

Very kool......the lights do not seem as deep as Brad drew them (IMHO) but put a blue dot in the center and that would add.

Also agree with those wide whites (perfect!) keep the nose level..........Great Job!!!! :lol: ;) :lol:

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 10:56 AM

This is really raising the bar on custom pickups! Very evident a whole lot of thought has gone into it!:lol:

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 01:18 PM

.....i lilke the way this is truning out....

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 08:58 PM

Worked on the interior today. Used plastic tubing cut in half for the pleats.Did a little shaping to tubing. I outlined the door panel with small pieces of round plastic. Will still have to make a center console.I might add some pleating to the lower half of the dash?, maybe. Also I cut out the center of the door panel on the 64 chevy truck and mocked it up in one of the pictures. If I use these I will embed them into the panel. Let me know what you think. Thanks for looking.
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Posted 12 June 2011 - 06:28 PM

I was just skimming through this until I got to the taillights.... those look excellent.....

Gonna watch the rest of this one..


Good work

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 09:49 PM

Update on the interior.Added pleats to bottom half of dash using round tubing cut in half (same as I did on the rest of the interior. Cut out speaker and covered it with plastic.Made a center console using a parts box part (good the I got extra parts).Modified console with plastic before covering it with pleats.Cut hole for shifter. Used some tubing for the clock opening on the console, Also mde an armrest out of sheet plastic then covered it with pleats also.Wow too many pleats??.Still a little more needs to be done to complete the interior. Thanks for looking.

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 09:51 PM

This is how it looks all together.

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 03:07 AM

What else is there to say? Fantastic work on every level!

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 06:03 PM

I worked on the interior and have it nearly complete except for paint. will post pictures as soon as I can get my camera charged up. Thanks

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 09:51 PM

Interior mods are now complete, just need to put some color to it. First up I found some parts box seats,cut the centers out and put plastic behind them ,them I installed the pleats to the center.I then made some headrest using the ends off of a muffler added pleats and made the adjustment bar out of brass.
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Posted 17 June 2011 - 10:01 PM

Next I embeded the panels from the 64 chev truck into the door panels.I added a piece of trim to the dash. I also made a headliner out of sheet plastic then added pleats to it, then took a small piece of tubing and added it to the outer edge of the healiner.
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